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Mais uma do Sagan

Pode-se imaginar um observador extraterrestre severo olhando a nossa espécie com desprezo durante todo o tempo, enquanto tagarelávamos animadamente: O Universo criado pra nós! Somos o centro! Tudo nos rende homenagem! E concluído que nossas pretensões são divertidas, nossas aspirações patéticas e que este deve ser o planeta dos idiotas.

Carl Sagan

30/07/2006 at 6:42 pm 1 comentário

Sagan e a morte

“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”

Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions, p. 215

16/07/2006 at 11:09 pm Deixe um comentário